Octonion, the Brand Behind PIQ, Dives Deeper into IoT
We’ve not specifically covered the company, but we’re all too familiar here at Dealerscope with the work of Octonion. They’re the brand behind the PIQ sensors that we profiled last year, which have thrived off of some pretty impressive sports-brand partnerships around the globe, which ultimately put them on Apple’s radar. The iPhone maker ultimately brought the product into their stores to sell alongside other third-party gadgets.
PIQ is still thriving and doing well for Octonion, but the brand has since decided to put greater emphasis on their work in the IoT space. That resulted in the recent launch of their Brainium platform and SmartEdge Agile device.
“Octonion created the Brainium Core Software so developers could quickly deliver prototypical IoT and AI-based end-to-end solutions,” Ongan Mordeniz, COO and co-founder of Octonion, said in a statement. “We noticed a huge gap in the marketplace between device skills and cloud skills. The engineers who create devices don’t have the expertise to facilitate connectivity, and the developers who integrate connectivity don’t design devices. Octonion’s solution fills that gap, bridging these two areas of specialization with a single, out-of-the-box product.”
In the statement published on Monday, Octonion announced that both the platform and device have adopted Microsoft’s IoT Plug and Play—a system that’s designed to help software integrators and IoT developers quickly prototype, pilot, and product end-to-end IoT solutions using Azuire IoT certified devices, all without requiring additional writing of code.
“Octonion is focused on creating ways to bring sophisticated IoT hardware and software to market faster with simplicity, realizing the potential that the Internet of Things has been promising for years,” Sam George, director, Azure IoT at Microsoft Corp., said in the statement. “Octonion’s Brainium Core Software with IoT Plug and Play will help drive widespread adoption of smart devices, allowing developers to incorporate high-performance IoT functionality, leveraging edge computing to achieve AI capabilities and versatile connectivity.”